The purpose of this essay is to provide clear and concise information about sex trafficking to my audience. Human Sex Trafficking usually happens locally in cities and towns, large and small, throughout the United States. Can you imagine life were your parents willingly sell you to the streets to be a “sex worker”? Where your virginity is sold to the highest bidder and where you are forced to sleep with more than ten men a night. Women and children have been a victim of sex trafficking for more than a thousand years. This practice, finally became a political issue in the early 1990’s, states Donna Hughes in “The Fact book on Global Sexual Exploitation”. The Mann Act states, “For the transporting a person across state or international lines for prostitution or immoral purposes”. This practice is now known as sex trafficking. We all heard the word sex trafficking but we lack the truth and knowledge of it. So, today I will explain what sex trafficking is, vulnerability of victims’, its suspects, and the difficulty of noticing sex trafficking. II. What is Sex Trafficking?
(a) Organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited (by being forced into prostitution or involuntary labor) (b) More than pimps dressing nice and riding around in luxurious cars as seen on television and in movies. (c) Not only is it slavery but an international business.
III. Recruiting Methods
(a) Promised a better life with a legitimate job.
1. modeling career, waitress, or to be “trafficker” girlfriend. (b) Majority runaways, homeless, or have been neglected by family 2. An estimated 293,000 American Youths currently are at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation. (c) Abduction- forced kidnapping to never be noticed or seen by family members again
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